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August 22, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Johan Santana was looking like one of the biggest stories in baseball during the first two months or so of the season. Coming back after missing all of last season due to shoulder surgery, the Mets pitcher got off to a 3-2 start, including the first no-hitter in franchise history, with an ERA of 2.38. But lately things have fallen apart for the left-hander. He has gone 3-7 with an 8.27 ERA since his promising start and 0-5 with a 15.63 ERA in his last five appearances. And now the season is over for Santana, who will be placed on the disabled list before his next scheduled start Thursday, General Manager Sandy Alderson announced Wednesday.
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March 28, 2013 | Staff and Wire reports
Johan Santana might have thrown his final pitch for the New York Mets and perhaps even the last of his big league career. The Mets said Thursday that the two-time Cy Young Award winner probably has re-torn the anterior capsule in his left shoulder and probably will need a second operation that would sideline him for the entire season. Santana missed 2011 following his first shoulder surgery. New York owes the 34-year-old left-hander $31 million more as part of the $137.5-million, six-year deal he signed before the 2008 season, and Alderson said the remainder of the contract is not covered by insurance.
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March 28, 2013 | Staff and Wire reports
Johan Santana might have thrown his final pitch for the New York Mets and perhaps even the last of his big league career. The Mets said Thursday that the two-time Cy Young Award winner probably has re-torn the anterior capsule in his left shoulder and probably will need a second operation that would sideline him for the entire season. Santana missed 2011 following his first shoulder surgery. New York owes the 34-year-old left-hander $31 million more as part of the $137.5-million, six-year deal he signed before the 2008 season, and Alderson said the remainder of the contract is not covered by insurance.
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August 22, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Johan Santana was looking like one of the biggest stories in baseball during the first two months or so of the season. Coming back after missing all of last season due to shoulder surgery, the Mets pitcher got off to a 3-2 start, including the first no-hitter in franchise history, with an ERA of 2.38. But lately things have fallen apart for the left-hander. He has gone 3-7 with an 8.27 ERA since his promising start and 0-5 with a 15.63 ERA in his last five appearances. And now the season is over for Santana, who will be placed on the disabled list before his next scheduled start Thursday, General Manager Sandy Alderson announced Wednesday.
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August 26, 2009 | Staff and Wire Reports
Johan Santana needs surgery for bone chips in his left elbow and the star pitcher is out for the season, the latest blow to a New York Mets team battered by injuries. The team said its 30-year-old ace is expected to be OK for spring training next year. He was examined Tuesday by Mets medical director David Altchek in New York. "It's not the worst," Santana said. "Believe me, I'm going to be ready." Santana said he had the same operation after the 2003 season, and came back with a career-high 20 wins and the first of his two Cy Young Awards for Minnesota.
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May 12, 2009 | Associated Press
Derek Lowe outlasted Johan Santana in a matchup of aces, pitching the Atlanta Braves to an 8-3 victory Monday that ended the New York Mets' seven-game winning streak. In a season-long trend that has become maddening for the Mets, they provided Santana with little support on offense or defense. Jose Reyes' two-out error in the seventh inning led to four runs, saddling Santana (4-2) with his second loss this season when he did not give up an earned run.
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June 15, 2009 | Associated Press
Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees hammered Johan Santana in the worst start of his career, defeating the Mets, 15-0, Sunday for the biggest blowout in Subway Series history. Jeter finished four for four and the Yankees got two-run home runs from Hideki Matsui and Robinson Cano in a nine-run fourth inning, chasing Santana. Santana (8-4) didn't look right all day. The velocity on his fastball was down, about 89 to 90 mph, and he gave up four two-out runs in the second inning.
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May 7, 2009 | Associated Press
Johan Santana gave up two hits and struck out 10 batters in seven innings, and the New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 1-0, on Wednesday night. In their first visit to the Mets' new ballpark, the Phillies wasted an excellent performance from starter Chan Ho Park, who gave up one hit in six shutout innings. Santana (4-1) lowered his earned-run average to 0.91 and won 1-0 for the second time in six starts this year. He struck out at least 10 for the third time.
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April 13, 2009 | Associated Press
Josh Johnson's dominant outing was just enough to beat Johan Santana. Johnson (2-0) pitched a five-hitter for his second complete game in 45 starts, and the Florida Marlins scored two unearned runs to defeat Santana and the New York Mets, 2-1, on Sunday. It was the first loss for Santana (1-1) since June 28. The right-handed Johnson retired 15 batters in a row, and the left-handed Santana was just as good. Santana struck out 13 in seven innings, giving up only three hits.
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May 23, 2008 | From the Associated Press
ATLANTA -- Braves against Mets. Chipper Jones vs. Johan Santana. Game on the line. "You live for that moment," Jones said. He certainly seized it. Jones drove in the go-ahead run during a three-run seventh inning against Santana, and Atlanta beat New York, 4-2, Thursday night behind Tim Hudson to complete its first four-game sweep of the Mets in five years. A career .329 hitter against the Mets, Jones was six for 14 with a homer in the series to boost his average to a major league-best .412.
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July 23, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
Friday was feeding day for Larry the Boa, the infant snake housed in the Dodgers' clubhouse. Four days removed from his last meal, Larry unhinged his jaw and swallowed whole a frozen mouse purchased for him by clubhouse manager Mitch Poole. A crowd of curious players looked on, some pointing, some laughing, some wondering if the small serpent was overfed. So the reptile was sated. But the third base coach after whom the snake was named was a figuratively famished man that night, as Larry Bowa saw only one of his players run by him and score in a 6-1 defeat by the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium.
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May 2, 2010
The day is coming, and probably soon. The Cleveland Indians will promote catcher Carlos Santana , and we'll start to find out whether the kid the Dodgers traded for Casey Blake two years ago was a surplus prospect or the next John Smoltz or Jeff Bagwell , a long-term stud sacrificed for short-term help. The Dodgers did just fine, for their purposes. They got Blake to help push them toward October, and with him they advanced to the National League Championship Series in consecutive years.
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August 26, 2009 | Staff and Wire Reports
Johan Santana needs surgery for bone chips in his left elbow and the star pitcher is out for the season, the latest blow to a New York Mets team battered by injuries. The team said its 30-year-old ace is expected to be OK for spring training next year. He was examined Tuesday by Mets medical director David Altchek in New York. "It's not the worst," Santana said. "Believe me, I'm going to be ready." Santana said he had the same operation after the 2003 season, and came back with a career-high 20 wins and the first of his two Cy Young Awards for Minnesota.
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July 31, 2009 | Associated Press
at New York 7-2, Colorado 0-4: Jorge De La Rosa set a franchise record by winning his seventh consecutive start and the Rockies earned a split in a day-night doubleheader. The Mets won the opener behind Johan Santana, who struck out eight in seven sharp innings. at Chicago 12, Houston 3: Kevin Hart won his third straight start and Jake Fox and Milton Bradley hit consecutive home runs for the Cubs.
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July 6, 2009 | Associated Press
at Philadelphia 2, New York 0: Joe Blanton pitched four-hit ball for 7 1/3 innings and Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley homered off of Johan Santana, helping the Phillies complete a three-game sweep of their NL East rival. The defending World Series champions pushed the third-place Mets four games back in the NL East, handing them their eighth loss in 11 games. Houston 7, at San Francisco 1: Roy Oswalt (5-4) pitched eight solid innings for the Astros.
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June 15, 2009 | Associated Press
Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees hammered Johan Santana in the worst start of his career, defeating the Mets, 15-0, Sunday for the biggest blowout in Subway Series history. Jeter finished four for four and the Yankees got two-run home runs from Hideki Matsui and Robinson Cano in a nine-run fourth inning, chasing Santana. Santana (8-4) didn't look right all day. The velocity on his fastball was down, about 89 to 90 mph, and he gave up four two-out runs in the second inning.
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September 11, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Johan Santana already has one AL Cy Young Award and appears to be closing in on another. After his latest dazzling effort brought the Minnesota Twins within striking distance of Detroit in the AL Central, teammate Nick Punto thinks Santana deserves consideration for another honor -- most valuable player.
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April 7, 2008 | From the Associated Press
ATLANTA -- John Smoltz is back -- and so is that pesky knot behind his shoulder. Smoltz pitched five scoreless innings, Mark Teixeira hit a two-run homer and the Atlanta Braves beat Johan Santana and the New York Mets, 3-1, on Sunday to complete a two-game sweep of the rain-shortened series. Santana (1-1) gave up only one run in seven innings, but Teixeira's eighth-inning drive against Aaron Heilman gave Atlanta a 3-0 lead. Smoltz (1-0) was making his first start after opening the season on the disabled list because of tightness in the back of his right shoulder.
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May 23, 2009 | Associated Press
at San Diego 4, Chicago Cubs 0: Jake Peavy struck out 10 in six innings and the Padres won their seventh in a row. Philadelphia 7, at N.Y. Yankees 3: The Phillies hit four homers and ended the Yankees' nine-game winning streak. New York Mets 5, at Boston 3: Johan Santana went seven innings and overcame three errors behind him. at Detroit 4, Colorado 3: Rookie Rick Porcello won his fourth straight start; the Tigers won their seventh in a row. Baltimore 4, at Washington 2: Veteran reliever Danys Baez got his first major league hit in the 12th inning to spark a two-run rally.
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May 12, 2009 | Associated Press
Derek Lowe outlasted Johan Santana in a matchup of aces, pitching the Atlanta Braves to an 8-3 victory Monday that ended the New York Mets' seven-game winning streak. In a season-long trend that has become maddening for the Mets, they provided Santana with little support on offense or defense. Jose Reyes' two-out error in the seventh inning led to four runs, saddling Santana (4-2) with his second loss this season when he did not give up an earned run.
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